Sunday, February 5, 2012

Devine Hamilton Harbour Settlements

Devine recently issued a stock market release saying:

"Market conditions have continued to deteriorate across most Australian property markets which have had a significant impact on the company bringing new projects to the market."

In Brisbane, Devine has a joint venture with Leightons on a multi-building apartment complex called Hamilton Harbour, where most off-the-plan sales for buildings one and two have reached settlement.

According to the AFR this week, as at late December, Devine had settled 80% of the off-the-plan sales.  Why have 20% not settled?  All may be revealed when Devine's financial results are released shortly.  If 20% of the sales have fallen over, this may impact nearby developments by Brookfield Multiplex, Mirvac and Citimark.

Devine has a rental website for the project, advertising two bedroom apartments for rent from $545 per week.  But some two bedroom apartments are listed on for $795 a week, which seems outrageously high for a 85 sqm apartment facing West.

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